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graphics languageA high-level language and programming interface used to create graphics images. Graphics applications make programming calls to the APIs of the language, and the graphics drivers render the images on the screen or printer. The major graphics languages are GDI, DirectX, QuickDraw, Display PDF and OpenGL. Windows uses GDI and DirectX, while the Mac uses QuickDraw and Display PDF. OpenGL drivers are available for Windows and Unix and the Mac via X Window. See graphics engine, GDI, DirectX, QuickDraw, Display PDF and OpenGL.
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The 4700 is compatible with PostScript Level I software, and supports Hewlett- Packard Graphics Language
(HPGL) and the Xerox data format (XES).
Knowledge of OpenGL or any other graphics language
or toolkit is not necessary.
It's great that Windows-based developers can now take advantage of the PeakStream Platform on AMD stream processors without having to become experts in graphics languages
or multi-threaded programming.
There are no programming examples, since the transitory nature of graphics languages
would soon render such material outdated.